5 Jackets to Transition You from Fall to Winter

Now that the weather is finally turning colder, we are all looking to swap our fall fashion pieces for warmer winter staples. Below I’ve listed 5 jacket styles that are here to stay for the winter months and some suggestions for how to style them! I’ve also picked out some jackets based on your budget — so you can browse either the ‘splurge’ OR ‘save’ options. I hope you enjoy these transitional jacket picks as much as I do!

1. Leather Jacket

Fall/Winter Leather Jacket Look

Leather jackets are an excellent staple for both fall and winter closets. They are stylish, dressy, and, most importantly, warm! You can dress up your street style by layering a black or brown leather jacket over a cozy turtleneck or sweater, whether you’re wearing it on a crisp fall day or a snowy winter night out.

Here I’m wearing Abercrombie & Fitch’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket with a neutral turtleneck (like this $30 beige mock neck turtleneck from Express), distressed jeans, and these cute Marc Fisher LTD Pointed Toe Booties (in the color Cloud Suede), which are 50% off right now at Nordstrom! I’m loving this late fall/early winter look.

EMMA’S PICKS

WEARING A&F Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $120

SPLURGE A&F Leather Moto Jacket, $350

SAVE Levi’s Faux Leather Fashion Belted Moto Jacket, $75

2. Suede Jacket

Fall/Winter Suede Jacket Look

I love the look (and feeling!) of this suede moto jacket. Similar to its leather relative, this jacket can dress up your usual casual style while keeping you cozy and warm!

I styled this LOFT Faux Suede Jacket (on sale for $30! See details below) with the same beige mock neck top as before but zipped it up to add more COZY. I think adding a scarf could also make this outfit more of a ‘winter’ look!

If you’re into monochrome outfits, LOFT also sells matching Faux Suede Side Zip Leggings in the same color! Wear them with white turtleneck — to break up the outfit a bit — and boots!

EMMA’S PICKS

WEARING LOFT Faux Suede Jacket, ON SALE FOR $30 (reg. $110) with code GIFTITUP

SPLURGE A&F Suede Biker Jacket, $350

SAVE LOFT Outlet Faux Suede Moto Jacket, $65 (50% OFF! reg. $130)

3. Plaid Coat

Plaid is the perfect pattern for both fall AND winter, so a cozy plaid coat is definitely worth the investment when it comes to your wardrobe! I prefer a lighter color palette like whites, grays, or even neutrals like cream or beige. Keep it simple in the fall then add a scarf or beanie when winter comes around. I linked a couple of options below, including the Bernardo Plaid Coat I found at Nordstrom for 40% off retail price!

EMMA’S PICKS

SPLURGE A&F Wool-Blend Dad Coat, $220

SAVE Bernardo Plaid Coat, $160 (40% OFF, reg. $270!)

4. Wool-Blend Camel or Cognac Coat

Fall/Winter Wool-Blend Coat Look

Wool-blend coats are the epitome of cozy! They’re traditional, classy, and warm. Plus, they’re versatile! Living in New England means I’m experiencing the cold weather for almost half the year. Splurging a bit on a wool-blend coat is SO worth it! I personally love the cognac or camel colors for coats in this style and material; they’re classy, timeless, and transition well between seasons.

I had my eye on this Kenneth Cole Wool Blend Duffle Coat since the Nordstrom sale in August. It sold out pretty quickly online but I was so happy when I found it on sale again this fall! It is such a think, warm coat that is great for layering.

EMMA’S PICKS

WEARING Kenneth Cole Wool Blend Duffle Coat, $180 (40% OFF, reg. $300!)

SPLURGE Karl Lagerfeld Paris Wool Belted Wrap Coat, $325

SAVE A&F Calf-Length Dad Coat, $144 (ON SALE from $240!)

5. Puffer Jacket

While most puffer jackets tend to scream ‘winter,’ there are many stylish chic puffer jackets out there that are also a great fall staple, such as this Vegan Leather Mini Puffer from Abercrombie & Fitch. It comes in fall colors like Brown, Camel Brown, and Dark Brown — plus its short length makes it more versatile season to season. Other long puffer jackets, like this Ultra Long Vegan Leather Puffer is a little warmer but still works in fall because of the color options!

EMMA’S PICKS

SPLURGE A&F Ultra Long Vegan Leather Puffer, $280

SAVE A&F Mid-Length Puffer Coat, $96 (ON SALE from $160!)

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